2018 NAACLT St. John's, NL, 23-26 May 2018

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Join us this year in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

Get a head start on planning for the 2018 NAACLT Annual Conference. Don’t miss out on the many networking opportunities which will allow you to share your experiences and learn from other Celtic language teachers and speakers. There will be receptions, and a tour.   



The meeting venue for the 2018 Conference will be at the Arts and Administration Building, Room 1043, Memorial University, 230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL A1B 3X9, St. John's, NL A1B 3X9. Here you can access the Memorial University campus map: https://www.mun.ca/campus_map/ 


The University Residence provides very nice and inexpensive accommodation.  Special rates ($60/night) have been negotiated for the conference dates (23 – 26 May 2018), and bookings at these rates may be made for a number of days on either side of the conference (20-30 May 2016). Bookings outside the conference window can be made through www.mun.ca/reservations but may be at a different rate and different room.

For more details regarding the University Residence or any other type of accommodations and activities, please download the NAACLT 2018 Meeting Program. Please ensure that you book at the residence by May 1st, 2018, see program for important information regarding residence accommodations.

Wednesday, 23 May, 19:00-21:00: Reception at the Aly O'Brien Farm, Oxen Pond Road, St. John's, NL, https://www.mun.ca/ich/inventory/profiles/obrienfarm.php 

Thursday-Friday 24-25 May: Conference presentations.

Friday 25 May: Banquet, Bridie Molloy's, 5 George St, St. John's, NL A1C 1H7.

Saturday, 26 May: Field Trip.

Note: There is also an Irish immersion weekend in Newfoundland, 26-31 May 2018, right after the conference that it may interest you. Event details and registration can be found here: http://www.gaeilge.ca/cl%C3%A1racha---imeachta%C3%AD.php

Aodhán Ó hEadhra, Keynote Speaker

Award-winning broadcaster and writer, Aodhán Ó hEadhra, author of “Na Gaeil i dTalamh an Éisc” 

[The Irish in Newfoundland].

Donegal-born award-winning broadcaster and writer, Aidan O'Hara, has worked as a presenter and producer with RTÉ (Raidió Telefís Éireann – Irish National Broadcasting) and CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation).  

He is a graduate of St Mary's College (now Marino Institute of Education), and pursued post-graduate studies at University of Ottawa and Memorial University of Newfoundland in Canada. ​He has taught Communications and Media Studies in Dublin, Ireland: Communications Centre, Booterstown, the Tallaght Institute of Technology, and Dublin City University. 

Through his company, Ashton Media Services, he taught Communication skills to school leavers, business executives, politicians, medical professionals and church leaders. Today, Aidan is engaged in writing full-time, and gives presentations to history and community groups throughout Ireland and abroad. 

His filmography include:

The Forgotten Irish: http://www.rte.ie/archives/exhibitions/1378-radharc/355628-the-forgotten-irish/

In the Wake of St Brendan

Westward ho! from Waterford

DVDs available at: http://www.radharc.ie/productions/

For details on the 2018 Program, Field Trip and details on Accommodations, including Maps of the University Campus, Please download the PDF program.

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